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The world as you've never seen it before

The world as you've never seen it before
Worldmapper is a collection of world maps, where territories are re-sized on each map according to the subject of interest. There are now nearly 700 maps. Maps 1-366 are also available as PDF posters. Use the menu above to find a map of interest. In 2009 we added a series of maps of the world's population using a gridded cartogram approach: Worldmapper Population Atlas If you are interested in more background on map projections, read the short introductions about Worldmapper and map projections and gridded cartograms as a map projection. Find out more about the world's population in a new interactive map feature and our gridded country cartogram series:

http://www.worldmapper.org/index.html

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Using the Carbon Cycle Interactive Game in the Classroom - Windows to the Universe Have students read the Windows to the Universe page entitled The Carbon Cycle. Introduction: Ask students to (based of the reading) list the places where carbon is found on Earth. As a class, brainstorm why carbon is important and why carbon is sometimes hazardous. Tell students that for this online interactive game, they are all playing the role of carbon atoms. They will travel through the carbon cycle. The Upsidedown Map Page - World Maps with South at the Top-Mozilla Firefox It needn't be a Eurocentric world It came as a surprise to me after over 20 years of seeing "normal" world maps to come across an upside down one. The most surprising thing was that I found it surprising. It is completely artificial that we have North at the top of a map. The convention came a few centuries ago when Northern hemisphere, European navigators started using the North star and the magnetic compass.

AMERICAN HISTORY - The Learning Network Blog One example of the new Science Take video series. As our regular readers know, the mission of this blog is to find New York Times content suitable for teaching and learning — then, via lesson plans, writing prompts, quizzes and more, suggest ways for teachers to use it. In the course of our daily scavenging, we naturally pay close attention to the sections and features that most people think of first when they think “New York Times”: breaking news, Op-Eds and editorials, reviews, multimedia and photojournalism, important special reports and, increasingly, video.

Film Poster Paintings from Ghana In the 1980s video cassette technology made it possible for “mobile cinema” operators in Ghana to travel from town to town and village to village creating temporary cinemas. The touring film group would create a theatre by hooking up a TV and VCR onto a portable generator and playing the films for the people to see. In order to promote these showings, artists were hired to paint large posters of the films (usually on used canvas flour sacks). The artists were given the artistic freedom to paint the posters as they desired - often adding elements that weren’t in the actual films, or without even having seen the movies.

Protovis Protovis composes custom views of data with simple marks such as bars and dots. Unlike low-level graphics libraries that quickly become tedious for visualization, Protovis defines marks through dynamic properties that encode data, allowing inheritance, scales and layouts to simplify construction. Protovis is free and open-source, provided under the BSD License. It uses JavaScript and SVG for web-native visualizations; no plugin required (though you will need a modern web browser)! Although programming experience is helpful, Protovis is mostly declarative and designed to be learned by example.

The Population Biology of Isle Royale Wolves and Moose: An Overview 1. Five decades of wolf-moose dynamics The wolves and moose of Isle Royale have been studied for more than five decades. Kowloon Walled City History[edit] Military outpost[edit] Lung Tsun Stone Bridge and Lung Tsun Pavilion (Pavilion for Greeting Officials) of Kowloon Walled City in 1898. The history of the Walled City can be traced back to the Song Dynasty (960–1279), when an outpost was set up to manage the trade of salt. Little took place for hundreds of years afterward, although 30 guards were stationed there in 1668.[1] A small coastal fort was established around 1810.[2] In 1842, during Qing Emperor Daoguang's reign, Hong Kong Island was ceded to Britain by the Treaty of Nanjing.

AP* United States History - Key Terms, Outlines, Sample Tests Are you tired of using the same old textbook, but your school budget makes it impossible to even consider a new book adoption? Are you looking to productively take advantage of the myriad of online resources? For less than the cost of one classroom textbook, you can purchase for ALL OF YOUR STUDENTS the most up to date world history book on the market. Our World's Story shares not only the most critical tales, turning points and traditions of world history, but also includes the major issues facing the world in 2013. Taken with this comprehensive collection of PowerPoints, documentaries, lesson plans and sample video lectures, Our World's Story is a truly transformative way of bringing history to your classroom..

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